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enough for snow. we do have on radar light snow falling in frederick county and washington county, up along the pennsylvania border, along carroll county. that will be twisting into howard and loudoun counties in the 234ek9 half hour. could be a brief dusting here. a few slick spots may quickly pop up and maybe just a dusting. temperatures are in the 20s. windchills in the teens to near 20 degrees with winds gusting near 20 to 25 miles an hour. >>> the snow coming from the north is a weak disturbance in the atmosphere, enough to kick up snowshowers from mid to late morning, otherwise maybe a few flurries. blustery winds, in the clear and upper 30s. sun tomorrow morning and clouding up. a little more potent storm coming in on thursday night into from the morning. could get a couple inches of that, cold into the weekend. how is the traffic? >> we're doing okay so far this morning. 95, 395, 66, the toll road, all very quiet as we g get underway with no early major issues reported into us. we have a problem in prince william county, prince william parkway between moore drive and liberia r
as president of howard university here in washington for more than 20 years has died. james cheek, he was 77 years old. the university spokesman says he died friday at a hospital in grains borrow, north carolina, after a long illness. he served as howard's president more than 20 years. during his tenure, enrollment increased $6,000. the ufort's budget climbed to more than $400 million. he was awarded the presidential medal of freedom in 1983. the funeral arrangements haven't been announced. >>> heavy snow being blamed for a roof collapse in sioux city, iowa. this is what's left of the lab. cracked tiles covered the floor and ceiling. school officials say repairs could take some time. >> right now we have no e-mail, no internet connection, no availability to grade books or any of our teacher resources, attendants and so on. >> we're seeing a lot of places in my territory where snow load's creating havoc and i think there's more to come. >> firefighters managed to salvage computers and servers. and engineers are assessing the building's safety before students return to class. >>> the fda appro
to particularly intense screenings. tara mergener is this washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, these international travelers will be facing new scrutiny now. the tsa calls it a major step forward. starting came, all travelers who want to get into the u.s. will have to play by tough new security rules. but people flying from nations considered to be sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest will see the biggest changes. mandatory full body pat-downs, carry-out searches and body scans are part of the latest ways of enhanced procedures. at least 14 countries are on the list, nearly all are muslim. philadelphia residents alex and nica went through ramped up measures on their flight from belgium sunday but weren't impressed. >> they looked through my bag and they missed one bag, so sort of felt very artificial. >> reporter: the new guide lines come more than a week after a man allegedly tried to blow up a u.s.-bound plane on christmas day. airports around the world have been on alert ever since. another security breach just last night forced one. country's
with the washington redskins is over. zorn has been fired as head coach. the skins finished the season 4-12 after losing yesterday to the san diego chargers. they were just 12-20 during his two years as head coach. zorn was the sixth redskins head coach under dan snyder who bought the team in 1999. our own lindsay czarniak broke this story. >> she joins us on the phone now with the very latest. thanks for joining us. what can you tell us about when this happened and how it happened? >> as eun said that jim zorn has been let go, it happened early this morning upon the team's return from san diego. the team landed around 2:00 a.m. and i'm told zorn was packing up his things with team officials waiting for him there at redskins park. so, wha we know from being in san diego with the team last night is that they had scheduled an 11:00 a.m. player availability for this morning. they also have scheduled an 11:30 meeting that players assumed would be zorn's address of the team and then zorn himself was scheduled to have his availability, which he always does at 12:25, which i said is his normal time. it'
. >> looking ate couple of interesting stats about jim zorn's time here, two years with the washington redskins, going 1-20 during those two years. he has tied with steve spurrier for thworst redskin coaching record. that was a minimum of two years. one other thing we want you guys to see, worst pots per game by a redskin coach, that also belongs to jim zorn. the next head coach to come in here with the redskins will be the seventh since dan snyder bought the team in 1999 so consistency has been a big issue here at redskins park. players are expected to be here around 11:00 a.m. hopefully, we'll get reaction from them and a press conference scheduled at 12:30. >> the only thing consistent is the inconsistency. >> that is pretty much it. >>> much more ahead on that big stopper toy. dave ross joins us live in about a half hour. >>> gilbert arenas set to meet with law enforcement officials today about allegedly bring a gun to verizon center. he asked in, quote, batted judgment for bringing guns to the locker room. he and a teammate reportedly drew the guns on each other in a argument over gamblin
january day. so there you go. let's take a look at awsht fat airport, 32 degrees -- washington national airport, 32 degrees. we have clear skies across washington now. i do expect some of those clouds to work their way in here a little bit later on today. but again today, i think we'll go with partlysony skies. mostly sunny i think this morning though. forecast for today, an average january day. winds will be lighter than they were yesterday. 44degrees for your high in town. 46 in fredericksburg. 41 in frederick, maryland. we'll have more details on the forecast coming up in just a little bit. stick with us for that. >> let's check in with julie wright and get a look at traffic. >> traveling around the beltway right now, not so bad. we do have the lanes open as you continue to work your way between oxon hill and alexandria down south at the wilson bridge. you will find if you are traveling northbound on 95, you will find lanes are open there as well leaving stafford and conning up past fredericksburg. this is the live shot of the commute head north of lorton and continuing up into that
of power in 2010. >> one of washington's most influential columnists is demanding the white house social secretary, the obamas' close friend, be fired. >> google shags up the mobile phone market. a new smart phone that could pose a threat to the popular iphone. all that plus how to stay occupied during those really long delays caused by airport security. ♪ >>> t >>> "the big picture" starts right now. good afternoon. i'm david shuster live in washington. >> i'm tamron hall live in new york. we have breaking news this hour out of california. meadows field airport, bakersfield, california, it is about to reopen at this hour after being temporarily shut down when two tsa baggage screeners were overcome by fumes emitted from a checked bag. joining us on the phone is misty reid, a reporter. misty, what else can you tell bus this bag? as i said already, they are reopening the airport sit self. >> reporter: i can tell you that there were earlier media reports locally that the substance found may have been tnt. but we haven't confirmed that yet. i know that they are about to reopen it and the
>>> good morning. i'm tamron hall. president obama will land in washington to respond to the botched attack of a u.s. airliner as u.s. and british embassies in yemen remain closed for a second day. and airports across the globe, those traveling to the u.s. are facing heightened security and that now means patdowns and full body scans for anyone traveling from or through countries considered high risk. but closer to home a security breach is raising more questions about our nation's airport security. this happening at newark airport. this time an entire terminal is shut down. thousands of passengers forced to be rescreened and, get this, the unidentified man who set it off, well, that person is still missing. plus, an arctic blast puts a deep freeze on most of the nation as temperatures plunge to record lows from florida to the great plains. and developing right now the world's tallest building is officially open for business. we're bringing you live pictures from dubai where the grand inauguration is under way. and we have a lot of great shots including all the people
temperatures. negative 1 in minneapolis. 19 in tallahassee, which is colder than new york or washington. and it's a chilly 41 in south florida. >> viviana hurtado has more on the longest cold snap in a generation. >> reporter: snow, snow and more snow combined with windchill temps in the negative number, it's one of the most severe arctic blasts to wallop the nation in 25 years. >> average is twice a day since new year's. >> reporter: in fulton new york, the snow hasn't stopped since december 28th. more than 50 inches have fallen and more on the way, almost three-quarters of the country is under a winter weather watch or warning. in tennessee where overnight lows hit 12, at least four have died from the cold. >> from hypothermia is commonplace in these temperatures. >> reporter: in new jersey ice and the cooling system forced the shutdown of a nuclear power plant. in central florida today will be the fifth morning of near or freezing temperatures. to save their citrus crops farmers are spraying warm water on the lower branches because the freezing process keeps the fruit warm. >> i didn't have
the young men from the washington d.c. area. the case sparked fears that westerners are traveling to pakistan to join militant groups. the men deny any ties to al qaeda saying they only came to pakistan to help their muslim brothers who are in trouble being victimized by western forces. >>> gun violences in a new problem in baltimore but police have a new approach to fight it. the city saw its first homicide of 2010 over the weekend. the shooting of an unidentified man. police commissioner fred billfeld says this year they're focusing on armed robberies calling it a gateway crime that leads to more violence. the robberies did drop in 2009. the commissioner says there's still lots of work to be done in the new year. >>> the johns hopkins community is grieving after a recent graduate dies in a icy creek. we have more on the sad accident in washington d.c. >> reporter: ky, 22 year old joshua coleman graduated from hopkins last year. he died in that crash. he was a soccer player for the universities varsity club and club teams. a jogger called police after spotting a tire sticking out
national reporting one tent of an inch of snow. ray dan is the official site for washington, so washington barely a trace. forecast for today looks like this: after we get the snow out of here, the forecast looks like this: we will see for us during the course of the day today some sunshine work its way in here later on, but it will become rather windy later today and our high temperatures only in the low 30s, 32 in alexandria, 33 in baltimore, 31 in chantilly, we'll go with 33 for a high in the district. that's a look at the weather, let's get an update on traffic with julie wright. >>> we're talking about icy patches out there. they just kind of pop up on us. callers are reporting in on the outer loop of the beltway as you come around the big curve, 270 merges onto the beltway. we're receiving reports of icy conditions there. we pulled the camera up, it's blurry unfortunately at eisenhower avenue, outer loop of the beltway, right lane is blocked up, disabled truck causing a backup from telegraph road. for the most part our interstates looking pretty good. our secondary roads are questi
passing east of washington. the snow has ended in washington. still snowing moderately in fairfax, southern prince william, into stafford and spotsylvania, charles county, prince george's county getting that band of moderate snow as is anne arundel county and moving into calvert and sane mary's. elsewhere a few passing snow showers further to the west moving into the shenandoah valley. those may be moving into the metro area later on this morning. here are the snow totals. anywhere from an inch and a half in southern maryland to about a half inch to an inch around washington and nearby suburbs. the temperatures are at or below freezing all around the region. what has fallen is sticking on the untreated surfaces and the view from space is showing a few lingering showers further to our north and west. those may be passing through perhaps late morning, mid-morning. after that a little sun breaking up. blustery winds and stay cold generally at or below freezing through the rest of the afternoon and through the weekend. sub freezing frigid weekend. morning lows teens. afternoon highs 2
out the door by team staff and ening his 2 year 20 loss odyssey here in washington. red skin's owner daniel schneider issuing a statement reading in part quote no one in the organization is satisfied with our record over the last two years and i am sure that jim would concur with that statement. it has been painful for him, too. i certainly accept responsibility for mistakes that i have made. dan snyder making that confession today. gm bruce allen saying he didn't want to wait one more day to start fixing this franchise for next year and we will hear from him inside redskins park in about 25 minutes. >>> and players have supported publicly jim zorn throughout this entire 4-12 season but really none of them inside of the locker room were surprised that their coach had been fired. players started arriving at the facility just after 9:00 this morning. they are now left with the uncertainty of who will take over this team. and if they will fit into the future coach planes. bruce allen met with the team in a meeting that would last less than 10 minutes and the message was clear. change is
in the metro washington area, but all the way up the east coast into as you said, new york city, hartford, providence and boston airport. the doppler radar shows we don't have snow to worry about here but snow showers pick up north of philadelphia and light to moderate snow for new york city. that's the reason for the delays at newark and laguardia and up into portions of boston. temperatures around here in the mid 20s right now with wind chills in the single digits and low teens and it will stay very cold around here for at least the next 12 to 24 hours. a detailed check of your seven day coming up. >>> a sad discovery in rock creek late this morning. a driver on the parkway, noticed a car tire sticking out of the frozen creek. rescuers who tried to get to the driver were hampered by the frigid, icy waters. derrick ward is live in northwest d.c. for more on that story. >> reporter: craig, we're on 23rd street. if you look behind me you see traffic on rock creek parkway. that's south of the ramp from p street. on this side of the park subway rock creek and that's where they found the car.
of homeland security in washington. pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, about 2,000 flights a day arrive in the u.s. from overseas. now the department of homeland security is requiring more intensive screening for many of the passengers who fly on them, including some americans. among the first of the world's airports to adopt the new rules were benazir bhutto international in pakistan and germany's largest airport in frankfurt. >> i'd rather have a little more time in my travels and a safe efficient ride than something like that happen. >> reporter: airlines that fly to the u.s. from overseas must now give full-body patdowns and physically inspect the luggage of all travelers from or traveling through countries considered high risk. 14 countries where terror groups are known to operate or draw support including nigeria where the accused christmas day bomb plotter is from. and other overseas passengers must be selected at random, including some returning americans for the same enhanced screening. >> we have provided now for 100% enhanced screening for people who have either traveled from
will have to tackle as he not only faces mounting pressure in washington but a stuff re- election in his home state. karen brown, cbs news, new york. >> senator harry reid j says he isn't going anywhere. >>> baltimore removed a priest from church duties following allegations of sexual misconduct. 62-year-old father john is priest of the church in maryland. the archdiocese delayed announcing it until sunday in connection with the investigation. the abuse occurred in the mid- to late 1980's. he denies all those allegations. >>> flu season hasn't swung into high gear, but there are no shortages of the h1n1 vaccine. the challenge for health officials now is making sure people get both the h1n1 and seasonal vaccines. the pharmaceutical company stepped up production and some companies have surpluses. >> there are ample supplies of vaccine in most of the country. the h1n1 virus is still circulating and causing disease, hospital locations and -- hospitalizations and deaths. many people are still susceptible to this virus and would benefit from vaccination. >> flu is fickle. now we're braced to s
afternoon, all the way overnight, and now it's just 29 in washington. upper 20s in prince george's, arlington, fairfax, montgomery counties, and all around the region, just below freezing. it's right near the freezing mark right now at quantico. they're at 32. elsewhere, we're under 30 degrees. these are the windchills they're down in the teens to near 10 degrees in a few locations. windchill in washington, now 17. that's with a wind gust of 29 miles per hour. the winds have increased a little bit from earlier this morning. we've had gusts 25 to 30 miles per hour. out of the mountains, temperatures only in the teens right now. their windchills are down to near zero. and the snow showers that we have seen crossing the appalachians and move into west virginia have begano reach parts of the shenandoah valley and the panhandle of west virginia, a few passing snow showers there. the rest of the day, partly sunny, maybe a flurry or passing snow shower. highs only reaching the freezing mark. and this cold weather is going to be around for the rest of the week and into next weekend. deta
a reckless choice. nbz news, washington. stay with us, everyone. news 4 today continues now at 5:00 a.m. >>> i pretty much just started screaming and he got up and ran out the door. >> a d.c. woman talking about her terrifying account of a stranger who broke into her home and got into her bed. >>> finally, the end is in sight. apparently there is a change coming. good morning and welcome to news 4 today. i'moe krebs. >> and it's monday, january 11th, 2010. we're going to take a live look outside right now. it's another cold day, but there could be a warm-up on the way and we're looking forward to it. >> and we deserve it. and it's going to gradually warm up and we're going to see, look at how cold it is. the temperares are only near 20 in the suburbs, rural areas and in washington. many locations have windchills near 10 degrees with the wd around 5 to 15 miles an hour coming in out of the west-northwest. out of the mountains, it's below zero this morning. elkins, west virginia, 8 below zero. temperatures will be gradually climbing today, though. we should make it into the mid and uppe
. the news today in washington, there is more fallout over the security and intelligence fail yours. press secretary robert gibbs announceded the report what went wrong will be released tomorrow. president obama is to make a statement as well. just yesterday the president met with top security advisers and we're told he was not pleased. advisors were told the responsibilities and intelligence breakdowns, critics slammed the administration claims it's not been tough enough on terrorist and republicans calling for heads to roll. for now no one's being fired. brian wilson on airline security. first major garret breaking down the white house briefing on the north lawn. >> for the second day in a row the white house press secretary robert gibbs left that door open but also says the failure involved many agencies and people. a bit more structured in those held responsible more scattered. one single person offering a resignation wouldn't necessarily solve systemic problems. we're unlikely to see firings or resignations anytime soon. robert gibbs said do not anticipate one with the flight on the 2
: welcome to washington, i'm bret baier. president obama says the christmas day attempted bombing of u.s. airliner was the result of a failure to connect and understand intelligence that the government already had and that he is ultimately responsible. late this afternoon, the president outlined steps he is ordering to tighten things up. senior white house correspondent major garrett is live on the north lawn with details. >> reporter: good evening. there is a lot of ground to cover but the proud outline of the president's statement and the unclassified report released by the counterterrorism advisor are these. the president said we are at war. though the president said it before it was generally in the context of afghanistan. what he and his advisors say is most surprising to them is al-qaeda and the arabian pence, yemen, is not an aspirational terrorist cell but operational one that is a real and lethal threat to the united states. the president described the suspect in the case umar farouk abdulmutallab as a knowner theer r e er t known terrorist. one who never should have been aboa
. if you think harry reid has problems in washington. hold on to your seat, nothing compared to his problems on the home front. >> plus, how is this for a scandal? a politician with three first ladies? be glad this one is not you. b1+ . >> greta: senate majority leader harry reid up to his ears in problems right here in washington, d.c. things are not much better at home in nevada. griff jenkins in the thick of it. today's stop nevada. griff joins us live. >> reporter: hey greta, i'm in reno, nevada. a state among the top three highest unemployment rates. in have dances are certainly thinking -- nevadans are certainly thinking about health care. we went earlier to carson city to speak with governor jim gibbons here's what he had to say in terms of solutions. governor you have been a critic of this legislation. what do you think is the answer? >> very best way to solve the unemployed, uninsured, problem in america to put people back to work. get them a job, let their employers buy insurance for them when they have the money and the resources to buy it. stop letting the american peop
rock or washington. we're challenging the reputation of problem. -- we are challenging a reputational problem. we took on conan o'brien. it is such an easy joke for late-night television hosts to make. they look for a city to use as a punch line and they use newark. i love when they have big shows where people are coming to newark the overwhelming majority of people come are coming from outside the state of new jersey. i love going down to the bars and restaurants newark -- in newark and talking to them. they say they cannot believe this is newark, new jersey. i want to let people know the greatness of our cities of that we continue to attract residents. . . we really have jumped into social media as opportunity with facebook and other things to show people the inspiring stories, as i have told you in this speech, but also urban america and we need to change the image of cities in america to let people know the truth of who we are. that is what we are born to continue to try to do. -- what we are going to to continue to try to do. >> my name is carolyn and i am from albany, new york.
shively joins us from washington with details. hello, caroline. >> hello do you, brian. revenge in a just released videotape released the jordanian says that's why he killed operatives in afghanistan because they killed a pakistani taliban leader with a missile strike in august and says he turned down millions of dollars from the u.s. and jordan who wanted him to spy on other militants and the authenticity of the tape hasn't been confirmed by officials, but the father says it is his son. the man thought to be him taped the video shortly before he went on the u.s. base and blew up seven cia employees and himself in afghanistan. a pakistani television report says that the double agent shared jordanian and u.s. secrets with militants before the attack and says on the tape, quote, we will never forget the blood of our year, referring to the ted taliban leader, the jordanian tells other jihadists it's their duties to go after america hardest. >> this attack will be the first of the operation, against their team, afghanistan and pakistan border. >> washington post reports before the blast the v
, everybody, alex. i'm david shuster in washington. >> good afternoon, david. tamron hall has the day off. we're waiting to hear from president obama. moments ago the white house pushed back the time he's scheduled to speak. it's now set for 4:30 eastern time. he will then give details of a report he ordered from deputy security adviser on the missteps voupding the christmas day bombing attempt aboard the northwest airlines jet and why it was not prevented. national security adviser jim jones said the report will shock americans. shortly after the president speaks, set for 4:45 at this point, top brass from homeland security agency will join robert gibbs and take questions from reporters. let's go to nbc white house correspondent savannah guthrie with the latest. savannah, any reason given to you for the pushback by 90 minutes? >> no. i have one more update for you. the briefing you machinesed by janet napolitano and gibbs has been moved from 4:45 to 5:15. i certainly asked what reason is for these delays and we haven't been given a response. my guess is what they are doing is some last minut
to ignite that bomb on a flight in christmas. washington correspondent for the "new york daily news" good morning james. >> good morning, how are you? >> great. hope you are too. let's get to this. we're learning a bit more about what happened during the interrogation some 30 hours of the nigerian man umar abdulmutallab, during this time he reportedly said al qaeda was training as many as 20 other young muslim men to blow up airlines. let's get to what you're hearing about what he's saying and outside of that too. >> what's interesting to me about all of this, alex, we heard that he was coughing up information from the get-go. i mean we heard this the weekend following christmas. what struck me, i was a little dubious at first because al qaeda trade craft certainly isn't to spill your guts after you get caught. their operatives have long been trained to resist and to feed misinformation, if anything, to interrogators. we certainly heard a lot about that over the years about the cia's interrogations of top al qaeda figures. so, i think that this guy did actually give some very useful infor
their kid and moving to washington state. here is michelle with more. >> good morning, alyson, good to talk to you. >> so he is packing up and moving his children to washington state while his wife is missing. how can josh justify this? >> since he was fired from his job, he can't get more work and having trouble making a house payment and he needs to be with his family at this time and so he wants to be able to move his children to washington state to live with his family and to be honest, he has been staying there since before the holidays with his family. his children is there right now. he is back in, taw with a family member and they are planing to pack up the house today. he reached out to his church and friends and in the neighborhood and they will help him so he can move to washington. >> michelle, we showed video of scott peterson. this is reminiscent of when scott peterson sold lacy peterson's car. these are not actions of men who believe that their lives will come back. >> it is odd. i have to say. but i can't. it is also in other cases that you and i worked on, alyson, husbands
saying he won't run in the fall either. dana bash joins us from washington. what led to senator dodd's decision not to seek re-election? >> reporter: a very, very tough re-election battle ahead, that's really the bottom line on this, john. as you know, senator chris dodd has made the united states senate his life. he's been in the senate for three decades, but he has had a series of very, very tough political battles. in connecticut, starting with the fact that he moved to iowa to run for president with his wife and his two small children, that's when connecticut voters started to turn on him, then the fact that he is the senate banking chairman and obviously wall street went south. there's been a lot of attention paid to the fact that he has close ties with the banking community. so all of those things, combined with the fact that it is just not a good potential year for democrats, made senator dodd decide finally to retire and not run again. >> so what does this mean for democrats in terms of their chances in the 2010 election? do they have a good solid candidate who could replace
. >> julie: more for the search for answers in washington. police say he was on the run for months. a man accused of murdering four family members on thanksgiving day, now behind bars. >> there's a weight lifted off our shoulders, obviously, boy making this apprehension, now i stand before you and have peace. >> ahead, what led them to the motel hide away and what the owners of the hotel are saying now. plus. >> there's no magic temperature that says you're going to get frostbite or not. >> julie: many states below freezing with some reaching sippi single digits. when will this cold snap finally break. first, we have breaking news, the transportation security administration announcing new rules for flights headed to the united states from at least half a dozen countries that are considered high risk for terrorism. enhanced screening measures set to take effect as of midnight tonight. more on that in just a moment, but it comes just over a week after the failed bombing on a detroit bound flight and now, the president's top anti-terror advisors saying there was, quote, no smoking gun that
hoping to implement a new safety program in the washington, d.c., metropolitan area and with kato on the way out the next few weeks, it's now the metro chairman, d.c. councilman jim graham, the lead spokesperson here today and graham was inside -- excited about one point moments ago and said rather than this being a system failure or a break down in policies, he said at this point early on in this investigation, metro officials believe that this was the fault of error and not some widespread system failure. from everything we know at this point, this great tragedy was a direct result of human error and i am not prepared to go into details but i wanted to say that much to you today. >> reporter: of course, the lead agency is going o be the ntsb and graham let us know by next thursday and they expect officials will have an announcement as far as interim leadership of this transit agency, an agency that, once again, finds itself embroiled in a fatality investigation. we're live at metro headquarters in northwest, back to you. >> this rning's accident will forever change the lives of
and the fox all-stars, right here, right now. >> bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. the middle eastern nation of yemen is under the global microscope, following reports that the al-qaeda branch is seeking to become a major player in global terrorism. senior white house correspondent major garrett reports on how the u.s. is dealing with the increasingly dangerous situation. >> president obama and the first family arrived in the frigid nation's capital as the pursuit unfolded half a world away in yemen, as the government was criticized for lackluster terror attacks in the past, launched new attacks outside the capital. hillary clinton after meeting with the prime minister of you tar qatar called yemen a top concern. >> we see the ongoing efforts by al-qaeda in yemen to use it as a base for terrorist attacks far beyond the region. >> the u.s. embassy remained closed for a second day as to the british and french embassy. japan, germany and the czech republic sensing peril closed their embassy today. the al-qaeda threats to the embassy intensified recently. >> they are targeting our
," president obama's now back in washington amidst new fears about our counterterror system. >> terrorists are smart. they know where security is good, they know where security is lax. >>> plus, the fight started by dick cheney, the obama administration is hitting back hard. >> either the vice president is willfully mischaracterizing this president's position both in terms of language he uses and the actions he's taken, or he's ignorant of the facts. >>> the new effort in airports around the world. there will be additional screenings for passengers headed to the u.s. from muslim countries and cuba. meanwhile, the aclu argues against body scanners. >> i think their argument is absolute nonsense. we now have body scanners which show simply an outline of the body. >>> also, rush limbaugh's praising the medical treatment he received in hawaii, and is ignoring the fact his health came from union nurses and staff and a state system that some lawmakers call the most liberal in the country. >>> the deep freeze across much of the nation. when will the midwest and east coast finally see some relief?
made a surprise visit over the weekend. it comes as president obama is returning to washington right now from his hawaiian vacation. steps up focus on what he sees as an emerging threat. >> the investigation into the christmas day incident continues. and we're learning more about the suspect. we know he travelled to yemen. it appears that he joined an affiliated of al qaeda and that this group, al qaeda in the ararian peninsula, chatrained h and equipped him with explosives. i've made it a priority to building strengthen our partnership with the yes, ma'me government. >> a lot of politicizing of some events. we'll get to later. richard engel here with new information on the cia attack on afghanistan. >> yeah, i got a call, i guess it was friday. >> um-hum. >> from somebody in the cia that was very upset at the reporting. don't believe what you read in the newspaper about how some guy penetrated the barriers and rushed into a cia room and blew himself up. this was a nightmare, a double agent, what we've been afraid of for years, and you heard the same thing and this is new. >> actuall
to a report from the middle east media research institute based in washington, d.c., jordanian newspaper reports are quoting government sources there, saying that this man was not a jordanian and did not work with jordanian intelligence. so clearly there is more to learn on all this. >> jonathan hunt on the new developments as we know them regarding this jordanian. jonathan is taking your questions in a live chat ed addition, fox you can see it circled on your screen. you can put in the questions and he'll give you answers. right now at fox new details with a suspect in the thanksgiving family massacre here in the u.s. one of the victims, this little girl, her father patrolling his home with a shotgun until at least the killer was captured. tonight he's put down that gun. but the family's trauma is far from over. the father's story and brand-new information in his own words next. we know it's supposed to be cold in january. but for many of you, it's bordering on ridiculous, not to mention dangerous. details on the deep freeze in the east coast and how long i
in washington. what do you say? >> talking about perceived weakness really is at the level of politics which we don't need. there are terrorists and jihaddists throughout the world in the middle east and over in the philippines and in indonesia and i guess some are right here in america. so it is a long-term struggle. we have to keep at it. and in that context, i think national unity is better than nitpicking every outburst that we receive from the terrorists because there will be more. and we are very fortunate to stop the one that came about just recently. >> geraldo: i agree about the ni testimonypick. to me part of the problem is the bureaucracy itself. the departmen department of hod security. i don't think they accomplished anything except maybe the red, orange, green, yellow light that i still don't know what they mean. i think the only meaningful advances are the armored doors in the aircraft themself that protect the flight crew and the fact that passengers as in the christmas day underwear bomber take it upon themselves to protect themselves. isn't part of the problem just the sheer m
and roll things in washington, these statements? >> it certainly got everybody talking on tweets, in their facebook pages, in the wire service, you name it, up and down the internet. it all comes from a new book due out tuesday called "game change," by "time" magazine's mark halperin and "new york" magazine's john heilman. there are some racially charged comments from the senate democratic leader harry reid in describing the prospects that barack obama, then the junior senator from illinois, would have running for president in 2008, reid thought they were good, principally because -- "he is a light-skinned," is barack obama, african-american man, harry reid is quoted in the book. he goes on to say, barack obama has no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one." this broke off the weekend as advanced copies trickled their way into reporters' hands and were found at book stores ahead of the publication date. harry reid said, "i sincerely apologize for offending any and all americans especially african-americans for my improper comments." shortly after that, barack obama of course
in washington. 22 in annapolis, baltimore is at 19 degrees. at dulles airport, it is 0 degrees. plenty of folks in the teens. quantico, 14 degrees. winchester, 18 degrees. leonardtown is at 16 degrees at this hour. lots of sunshine this morning. clouds will build in later on today and tonight, can't rule out a snow shower or snow flurry but we're looking for highs today into the mid-30s so a little bit of improvement. we were in he upper 0s and low 30s over the course of the weekend -- we were in the upper 20s and low 30s over the course of the weekend so we should see improvement by the end of the week. >>> a pretty good start to our monday morning commute. all lanes are open between the ving field interchange and the wilson bridge -- between the springfield interchange and the wilson bridge. no incidents to report head around towards silver spring. if you are traveling in virginia, this is a live shot of 395 main lineas well as the hov at speed as you continue northbound and headed up across the inbound 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> our big story, the c
officials were concerned small lee extremists might set off explosives in washington, d.c., as president obama took the oath of office. they did not know it was a false alarm. defense secretary, robert gates was taken to a secret location, just in case. >> one thing agreed was to keep robert gates, the defense security in a secret location in case the worse happened and everybody were to be killed in a catastrophic event, he could take over the presidency. >> it turned out to be a little more than just a rumor. >>> gilbert arenas was just playing a joke when he pulled guns out in the locker room. you have new wrinkles for us. >> it's a joke that nobody finds funny. gilbert arenas admits he drew a gun, but was kidding around. a voluntary meeting with authorities. he took four unloaded guns out to play a joke on a teammate. he never threatened or assaulted anyone. he recognizes it was a mistake. he stored them in the locker to keep them away from his children. he could be looking at punishment by the league and the law. >>> plaxico burris is in jail on gun charges. devin harris thinks 75%
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, all as part of an airport security test. nbc's tom costello is live for us in washington. and in light of what's been happening since christmas day, this is all the more unbelievable. what can you tell us, tom? >> this is concerning. what happened is, the slovak authorities in central slovakia wanted to test their own security, so what they did was they put plastic explosives, nine separate pieces of it, into passengers' bags. the passengers didn't know it. their dogs picked up eight of those packages. however, one package of plastic explosives, about three ounces worth, traveled all the way to dublin. and then this man, by the way, who never was told that they were putting plastic explosives in his luggage, he picked up the luggage and took it home. it wasn't until three days later that the slovaks notified the irish about this. the irish didn't immediately know that the man had been unsuspecting and had literally just picked this up. they sent the equivalent of a s.w.a.t. team to that location you saw on television there, an apartment building, they kcord n cordoned off the whole are
is in washington with details. >> reporter: one thing the president is not doing is he's not calling for a complete overhaul of our national security system. but he does say it needs some fine tuning and he's telling people within the intel against community to do a better job. umar farouk abdulmutallab faces a six count indictment. the 23-year-old nigerian is accused of attempting to use a mass deprugs instruction, trying to destroy an aircraft and attempting to murder 289 individuals. no one was seriously hurt in the botched christmas day attack, but the very fact that abdulmutallab was even on a u.s. plane has sparked a massive review of the nation's security. >> when the system fails, it is my responsibility. >> reporter: president obama says the buck stops with him. but he's also demanding that the intelligence community do a better job. security agencies must now establish clear lines of responsibility for following leads and sharing information. and he's ordered improvements in the system for putting people on no-fly lists. >> we must follow the leads that we get. and we must pursue them unt
it on fox. we head to washington, america's news headquarters continues. continues. have a great day. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> shannon: president obama accepts reid's apollology and says it's a closed book but the poor choice of words may be what what the republicans are looking for to topple the democratic leader. how did a would-be terror get on a u.s.-bound jet with a bomb? we ask sue meyer whether the u.s. will be ready the next time. we all remember the miracle on the hudson. more than 150 lives were saved. did you know the emergency landing in the river also sparked a love connection? i'm bloodstream b'm shannon bre. america's news headquarters starts now. i'm sorry, that is the message from harry reid to president obama. the democrat issued the apology after racially charged comments he he made about the 2008 presidential race were revealed in a new book. major garrett joins us from washington with the details. >> reporter: hello, shannon. good afternoon. "i'm sorry" is the word from senate majority leader harry reid but also on the phone to the senate d
abdulmutallab with the head of the pakistan taliban. >> in a letter to the washington post today cia director leon panetta defended the agents for letting the man in, he said the individual was about to be searched by our security officers, a distance away from other intelligence personnel, when he set off his explosives. critics contend they trusted and risked too much. >> one of the officers killed had nearly 15 years experience doing nothing but al qaeda. he is referring to the base's station sheet, a member of the clandestine service, former agents tell me in loss is going to have a chilling effect on the risks that agents on the ground are allowed to fake jeff. >> glor: kimber dozier, thank you. since the attempted christmas airline attack, international attention has focused on yemen, which claims to be taking action against al qaeda there. but it is hampered by a civil conflict that could bring even more chaos to an already troubled country and potentially even more trouble for the u.s. terry mccarthy is in the yemeni capital tonight. >> reporter: yemen is fighting a war on three front
the overall atmosphere, what a change from only a year ago with all the excitement here in washington and the election and the swearing in of barack obama. >> and to that point, andrea, what does it say about barack obama? you have house speaker nancy pelosi, one headline says she zinged obama by saying there are a number of things he was saying on the campaign trail and that he anoud liberals by claiming he did not campaign on public option. what does this say about him? he is the leader of this party? >> she was a little bit defensive. she was reacting to a formal request from c-span to carry the live coverage of health care negotiations as he had promised during the campaign. that's the kind of promise that candidates make. it's awfully hard to do as a president. what they need, in fact, according to pelosi and the others on the hill is as much privacy as possible. that's not transparency and good government and all the rest, but that's the only way to get a good health care bill. she needs to persuade her members to go along with the senate because they have no margin for error in
to shift the talk in washington back to the economy and away from that christmas day terror attempt. nbc's mike viqueira joins us live from the white house. good morning to you, mike. >> reporter: good morning, alex. >> how effective do you think it will be for the president to shift away from terror and on to the economy? listen, both these things, while different in tone, they're both imperative. >> reporter: absolutely, and there's a political imperative here in washington as well, and that is because every member of the house of representatives is going up for re-election this year, 2010, and a third of the senate. there's considerable pressure from democratic allies in congress to do something about jobs. a second stimulus bill already passed the house in december, alex, pending in the senate, but the world keeps intruding here at the white house. of course, the attempted bombing on christmas day has focused the attention here. two weeks the review took from homeland security and intelligence officials here. the president with the big announcement earlier this week and then shifting
have coattails to extend from 2008 to 2010 right now is seeping away. right now in washington, everybody on capitol hill is looking to their own political survival and they are going to make determinations both in terms of whether they run, whether they don't run but also how they vote on health care, financial regulation, all those big issues. much more now based on their own individual political interests than in the larger cause of supporting the president. >> mark, as far as the timing, a lot of people think, oh, maybe they were home with their families over the holidays and got used toyota. i've heard a lot of people find out filing deadlines for the primaries essentially start coming up in a couple weeks, that the democrats dorgan and dodd wanted to make sure other democrats had an opportunity to meet those deadlines. what are you picking up on that? >> absolutely. that's where rahm emanuel -- obviously we're not going to directly see his fingerprints on this. he's been looking at the overall landscape. i think in those states where the incumbents, democratic incumbents
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